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August 21st, 2019 Ugandan Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima is the new executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement. Winifred “Winnie” Byanyima was on 14 August...

August 21st, 2019 South African hand surgeon Professor Ulrich Mennen was honoured with the prestigious Pioneer of Hand Surgery award at the 14th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) held in Berlin,...

July 31st, 2019 The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has presented a Titanium Award to Dr Brian Ruff for his outstanding contribution to healthcare. The award recognises and honours professionals and organisations that are driving positive change in South...

July 17th, 2019 South African Aids researcher and scientist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been inducted as a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society, reports The Times. The London-based Royal Society was established in 1660 by royal charter and has...

July 10th, 2019 It's not often that patients have the luxury of paying what they can afford when they visit a doctor. But, says a News24 report, one Bloemfontein doctor, who just opened his doors a few weeks ago, is hoping to change people's lives whether they...

July 3rd, 2019 It’s more than 50 years since Neville Isdell graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT), but he’s remained forever grateful. And now, reports The Times, UCT has announced that the 76-year-old former chair and CEO of Coca-Cola had made...

April 24th, 2019 A 25-week-old unborn Johannesburg baby has become the first foetus in Africa to receive anaesthetic and undergo ground-breaking “keyhole” surgery to the spine. The four-hour procedure, which involved removing the womb and resting it on the...

April 17th, 2019 Frustrated by the pressure that injuries and casualties caused by gang-related violence placed on the treatment of ordinary ailments, a former public health nurse took her pension fund money and opened her own primary healthcare clinic in the...
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